Storm David has been battering the UK with strong winds literally knocking people off their feet.
Dutch forecasters had issued "code red" warnings for high winds, with at least two deaths reported in the Netherlands.
Videos from the Scandinavian nation showed people falling as they wind picks them up off their feet.
In another a cyclist almost lost his bike and a portable toilet got blown away in a third.
The British Met Office faced criticism for failing to name the ferocious storm that battered the country with destructive 95mph winds and another blast of heavy snow, catching some by surprise.
Wisconsin isn't alone when it comes to the cold and snow. The latest blast of wintry weather brought accumulations as far south as the Gulf Coast! Wednesday morning started off with snow cover in all 50 states and 52.3 percent of the country covered in the white stuff.
To have snow on the ground in all 50 states at the same time, is a fairly rare feat. The last time all 50 states had snowfall on the ground at the same time was on February 12th, 2010.
A little known fact about Hawaii is that it often snows. Of course, that is always on the Big Island's Mauna Kea volcanic peak. Typically, the hardest state to get accumulating snowfall is Florida. This season has already featured three snowfall events in northern Florida!
The Netherlands bore the brunt of the severe winter storms - the second this month - as bitter winds barrelled off the North Sea to hit the low-lying country with full force.
Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the ground beneath them shook.
A flying saucer? No. A shooting star? Not quite.
The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."
This is the startling moment a bright meteor was seen sweeping across the night sky - causing a powerful explosion which rattled homes.
The fireball hurtled past places such as Ohio, Michigan and Ontario - with one woman even claiming a piece of the rock fell on top of a house.
The giant ball of flames was spotted around 8pm on Tuesday night - stunning motorists who had been driving along a road in pitch black.
The United State Geological Survey registered a 2.0 magnitude tremor about four miles east of Saint Clair Shores in Eastern Michigan.
And the National Weather Service confirmed it was not a meteorological event but more likely a meteor.
Cars flooded on Pearl Avenue due to high tides in Revere, Ma
A man was chased back into his house in terrifying footage as flash flooding hit his neighbourhood in California.
Marco Farrell captured video of the moment the water arrived, that eventually filled his home with around three feet of mud.
He says he was woken up by the heaviest rain he had ever heard.
As he stood as his front door, Marco shouted at a driver to turn round as the water came chasing down his road.
He can be heard shouting: "Oh my God, mum!" before rushing back towards his house and locking the door.
At least five people were killed and homes were swept from their foundations Tuesday as heavy rain sent mud and boulders sliding down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month.
Rescue crews used helicopters to lift people to safety because of blocked roads, and firefighters slogged through waist-high mud to pull a muck-covered 14-year-old girl out of the ruins of a home in Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles, where she had been trapped for hours. She was taken away on a stretcher.
Five bodies were found in and around Montecito, Santa Barbara County Fire Department Capt. Dave Zaniboni said.
It’s the duty of every cat in the kingdom to teach their young how to hunt.
This video highlights how efficient and skilled the young quickly become.
Predators also hunt along tar roads, as their victims might not always find it so easy to get a grip, making them slip and become vulnerable targets.
When a scuba diver spotted this octopus he couldn't resist catching the changing colours of its body on camera.
Trying to protect itself from any potential predators, the sea creature looks as if it is lighting up as it tried to blend in with its surroundings.
And as it swims along the seabed the camera follows its every move capturing the incredible light show on film.
Hector Seguin Jr filmed the octopus when he went diving at Ewa Pinnacles, O'ahu, Hawaii.
Spectacular drone footage of Mount Etna's volcanic activities during 2017 has emerged. The clip features a sequence of big explosions, lava fountains and ash emissions. Etna, located in Sicily, is Europe's tallest and most active volcano.
Huge blocks of ice shatter car windscreens as they fall from the sky on the world's longest bridge.
Traffic came to a standstill as terrified motorists tried to avoid the falling chunks of ice.
Footage taken by drivers shows dozens of vehicles having stopped on the Erqi Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, as they wait out the morning thaw.
The video shows ice chunks plunging from hundreds of feet above as they thaw under the morning sun and then crash on to the road along the9,586-foot long, eight-lane motorway bridge.
The Kadovar Island volcano spewed smoke and ash, Sunday, after awakening for the first time in centuries. More than 500 people were evacuated as a result. The volcano was thought to be dormant; the last-known eruption was recorded in the 17th century.
This video looks like it has been shot in a mysterious, post apocalyptic wonderland.
People in Heze City, in east China's Shandong province, woke up to a strange yet enchanting sight.
Dense fog shrouded the area, turning it into an eerily beautiful fairy-tale wonderland.
It bathed the town in a sea of gorgeous clouds, and created a fascinating vista.
The smoky, grey clouds reached the top of sky scrapers and show how they were partially hidden by the thick fog.
While an unprecedented cold wave currently strikes the east coast of the United States, a street in Boston.
In the last 48 hours, the southwestern State in the US has been rocked by eight tremors, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
All but three of the tremors have come along the San Andreas fault – a deadly line which runs through California and is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
The strongest of the quakes came in Berkeley, near the east coast of California, which measured 4.4 on the Richter scale.
Californian residents took to social media to share their experiences of the earthquakes, with many fearing that the worst is yet to come.
Snow Storm on Mass. Coast, 1/4/18
Stargazers across the globe were treated to the rare appearance of a ‘wolf moon’ lighting up the skies last night.
The Niagara Falls has FROZEN in parts amid the bitter cold snap sweeping much of the USA - where the wind chill factor has dropped as low as -89°F (a staggering -67°C).
And with temperatures expected to drop even further, New Year's Eve revellers are preparing for the coldest celebrations imaginable.
The torrid conditions are being blamed on a torrent of Arctic air that poured into many parts of the United States this week and tightened its grip on Friday.
While it made for picturesque scenes in such places as Niagara Falls - the collection of three waterfalls which straddle the border between the USA in the state of New York and Canada in the province of Ontario - it brought record cold to some spots.
The bitter temperatures have been blamed on several people dying and a myriad of road accidents - plus there are reports of dogs, turtles and even sharks freezing to death.
International Falls, Minnesota woke up to a temperature of -36F at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning breaking the previous record low for Dec. 27 of -32F set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service office in Duluth. That -36 is the actual temperature, not a wind chill!
According to state records, the -36 morning in International Falls is only about halfway to the state record low temperature of -60 in Tower, Minnesota on Feb. 2, 1996. The all-time record low for International Falls is -55F, set in January 1909.
Highlights from the NOAA's Gulf of Mexico dive shows the 'headless chicken monster' capture on camera.
It's not everyday you see over 30 inches of snow dropped in a single day, however, this is what Michigan residents are currently dealing with in the best way possible.... by hitching rides by those who don't need modern tech to get around, the Amish!
British volcano photographer Dr. Richard Roscoe documented the spectacular eruption of a little-known active stratovolcano in the Amazonian Andes of Ecuador known as 'Reventador' in early December. Reventador is Spanish for 'troublemaker'.
Brave backpackers opted for a once-in-a-lifetime experience - by camping under an erupting volcano .
Footage from last month shows the moment they witnessed Guatemala's Volcan del Fuego erupt in spectacular fashion, spewing bright orange lava into the sky.
Hugo Todd, 26, his girlfriend Freya Wheatley, 27, hiked up another volcano before del Fuego rumbled into life at dawn and started hurling out plumes of ash.
And stunning images show the sun rising over the mist-shrouded landscape as the 3,800m-tall crater continued to shoot out thick clouds of ash.
Two local women and a male tourist have died after a mudslide hit the small southern Chilean town of Villa Santa Lucia, located near the Corcovado National Park, renowned for its volcanoes, on Saturday. Three people were injured in the incident and airlifted to a hospital.
The death toll, however, may rise, as 15 people remain unaccounted for as rescue efforts continue. Some 20 homes, a school and a polling station were affected by the landslide, forcing the authorities to cancel Sunday’s upcoming presidential vote at the polling station.
Authorities have set up a shelter for those left homeless in a town with some 300 inhabitants. Power outages and fires have also been reported.
Landslides are one of the most dangerous disaster occurrences. See how this landslide caused a house to move from its original position, and closer to the road.
A tornado struck Spartanburg SC on October 23rd 2017 with a devastating force.
The tornado ripped through concrete and steel like it was wet paper, causing millions of dollars in damage in seconds.
Drivers on their way to work in Los Angeles were faced with terrifying scenes along a major freeway after the fifth California wildfire this week left the hillside next to their road ablaze.
The inferno - named the Skirball Fire - has consumed more than 50 acres of land and threatens LA's exclusive Bel Air neighborhood, UCLA and the Getty Center for the arts alongside the I-405 freeway.
The freeway is now shut down as 125 firefighters and several helicopters attempt to get the blaze under control - but early-morning commuters managed to capture this stunning footage.
As they traveled gingerly passed the ferocious fire, their cars passed just feet away from the deadly - and ever-spreading - flames.
Several people captured the surreal moment on video and shared them on social media.
'Not the typical morning commute...' one driver tweeted dryly.